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Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , a mysterious, egg-shaped artifact is discovered on Camouflage – Kindle edition by Joe Haldeman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Where Camouflage rises above its swipes is in Joe Haldeman’s crisp and witty writing. But Camouflage is primarily the changeling’s story, from the day it rises. Near-future aliens-among-us yarn, from the author of Forever Free (), etc.

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Apr 26, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: Product details File Size: I can see Camouflage making a decent movie.

I absolutely loved this book and read it in just one day. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link haldenan download the free Kindle App. There’s some minor spoilers ahead, but I steer clear of the big revelations.

Jun 18, Brian rated it liked it. Although not large, its mass was inexplicable. Julian’s not sure that would be a bad idea. Publisher’s Weekly says “tremendously compelling with his usual brilliant knack for detail and characterization.

A human-looking immortal who has been with humanity since the stone age Clifford Simak’s “Grotto of the Dancing Deer” A shape-shifting alien who can masquerade as a human but is different from humans on the cellular level John W. There is not too much complicated plot lines so again easy to read. The third strand is a running commentary, perhaps objective, about the world they survive in their separate ways.

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How many people recommend it to friends as a great science-fiction book? Gerald Jonas of The New York Times Book Review said, “Haldeman handles this complicated scheme effortlessly, and the ending is satisfying whether or not you have figured out who is who. Still, the first half of the book is fairly entertaining, as we get to watch the “good” alien work its way, from the s to the early s, through the intricacies of being human.


She’s beaming with pride.

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Marine biologist Russell Sutton, whose last major feat was raising the Titanictakes charge of the excavation, hoping to make a fortune by capitalizing on the artifact’s probable extraterrestrial origin. The Forge of God.

Refresh and try again. Dec 14, Fred Hughes rated it it was amazing.

SF : Camouflage / Joe Haldeman ☆☆☆

The story visits mostly briefly several bloodthirsty episodes from Earth’s history and includes a longer episode from World War 2 the general anti-war position probably results from Haldeman’s own experiences in Viet Nam and then moves on to a nicely-paced love story as hldeman end approaches – nicely paced for someone who doesn’t normally other with Romance or porn – this has just a hint of both, enough to add a trace of spice without getting it labelled as either Romance or Porn – nice balance!

Apr 13, Greg Strandberg rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 13 comments. Camouflage is high-concept entertainment that makes for the kind of popcorn page-turner many readers will enjoy enough to forgive the unoriginality of some of its ideas.

Limited nuclear strikes have been used by both sides.

But it can’t get close to it. This book deserves the Nebula. The author focuses most of the book on the “good,” which I found a nice choice, and it I willingly followed along as the creature became more and more human, finally learning something akin to love.


Focuses to the point that the evil one almost seems tacked on, and only appears a few times in the book, apparently just camouflagd remind cakouflage that he’s there, and he’s evil.

It falls in love with the scientist it planned to use. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Haldeman is in no way a sentimentalist, and the alien changeling is truly alien, killing ahldeman casually as someone would swat a fly; yet as it gradually learns about human society, so it starts to become the creatures that it mimics, and slowly but surely becomes more human, page by page, year by year. There Is No Darkness.

San Guillermo, California, The Contra Costa Times was unimpressed: Still, it was very entertaining, though probably not really deserving of the awards it’s gotten.


It is an entertaining story, and I read all the way to the end to find out what happened – but the characters are barely cardboard cutouts and it reads more like a screenplay.

Even though they keep telling themselves haldemqn have all the time in the world, most of the actio A very easy to read book, I breezed right through this one.

He could also imitate the appearance of other species but not as easily as the Changeling. By something, Haldeman initially means people.